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By Neil Schlager

ISBN-10: 0787656313

ISBN-13: 9780787656317

This 4-vol. set illustrates the significance of clinical and mathematical ideas via their use in daily life. every one quantity makes a speciality of a particular medical self-discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- providing scholars an in-depth knowing of every self-discipline and its theories. making a experience of real-life relevance for college kids, the technological know-how of daily issues expands at the motives of medical ideas and ideas utilizing a simple, step by step procedure, and provides theories of their daily purposes. many of the entries coated comprise: how osmosis is utilized in dehydrating fruit; how the rules of aerodynamics are utilized to autos; Charles' legislations and the chemical response that units off an airbag; how algorithms are used to determine the NCAA playoff tournaments; and extra. every one quantity the technology of daily issues offers nearly 40-50 entries and contains pictures, diagrams, sidebars containing brief glossaries and fascinating proof and info when it comes to each one precept.

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HOW BIG is a female European praying mantis? 6 cm) long. 40 MORE INSECT HEROES Other insects eat insect pests and are heroes too. Compare these insect hunters to praying mantises. Ladybugs are valued because they eat aphids and scale insects, pests in gardens and orchards. After mating in the spring or early summer, the females lay their eggs close to an aphid colony. When the larvae hatch, they have food close by. Adult ladybugs hunt insect prey too. They bite the prey they catch to kill it. Dragonflies are winged hunters that catch insect prey in the air.

Stick in a twig for the mantis to climb on. Once the mantis is inside the container, cover the top with clear wrap taped at the edges. Use a sharp pencil to poke a few airholes. Now go hunting for other insects, such as large flies. An adult mantis is likely to eat at least two large flies a day. And mantises will only eat live prey. You’ll have to lift the cover and slip these inside before resealing. Watch the mantis for a day or two. Check out how it hunts. See how it eats. Then return the praying mantis to where you found it.

At this stage, the larva’s body structure and systems are completely changed into its adult form. rectum: part of the digestive system where wastes collect before passing out of the body simple eyes: eyes only able to sense light from dark sperm: male reproductive cell spermatheca (spur-muh-THEE-kuh): sac in female insects that stores sperm after mating spiracles (SPIR-i-kehlz): holes down the sides of the thorax and abdomen. They let air into and out of the body for breathing. thorax: the body part between the head and the abdomen 43 DIGGING DEEPER To keep on investigating praying mantises, explore these books and online sites.

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